This year’s edition of Hooked on School Days will take place from February 12 to February 16, 2018. This campaign aims to remind students, parents, people working in the education system, employers and regional stakeholders that they are all indispensable and have a role to play to encourage students to stay in school.
This year, the Hooked on School Days campaign is taking place under the theme Your actions, a + in their success.
This year’s theme illustrates the power of the many small actions within anyone’s reach that can really contribute to a young person’s success, from birth to adulthood. Everyone can do something that turns into a “+” for young people to stay in school and achieve educational success during the different stages of their lives.
This campaign therefore aims to make the different players aware that, not only is it vital to take early and concerted action to encourage young people to stay in school, but also to support them throughout their schooling so they can earn a diploma or qualification. Several activities, including shows, conferences and sending e-cards, have been organized for Hooked on School Days throughout Québec.
As a mark of solidarity, the public has been invited to proudly wear the green and white ribbon that symbolizes the event.
Symbolism of the Hooked on School Days ribbon
The green and white ribbon symbolizes a value, a commitment to staying in school. Green stands for youth and hope. It represents young people, who need to be recognized and acknowledged in order to stay in school. White, a blend of all colours, represents the community which contributes to the development of its young people. The intertwining of the two ribbons illustrates the ties that unite young people and the community. The loop, open‐ended, holds the promise of a better future.
Wearing the Hooked on School ribbon shows your commitment to support young people in their efforts and in their educational success.